Putting an End to Drug Testing

For the past 35 years, drug testing has been an essential, yet largely under-examined, pillar of the war on drugs. Millions have been drug tested in the places where we spend most of our waking hours - schools, jobs, and our homes - and throughout the criminal legal system.

Drug testing serves as another way to deny care and to target, surveil, and criminalize people - both those who use drugs and do not - particularly Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people and low- and no-income people. Ending the drug war means ending drug war surveillance and stopping practices that monitor and punish rather than increase health, safety, and autonomy.

Criminal Justice Reform
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